Q&A: Picky Eater?
Is it okay if my two-month-old baby only nurses on one side…and only for five to eight minutes?
If baby is gaining weight well and seems satisfied, he’s probably just fine. Sounds like you have a super-efficient nurser on your hands. Some babies are simply able to get more milk out in a shorter amount of time than others (and usually, this skill is developed over time).
However, if his weight gain is slow, be sure to get experienced, hands-on lactation assistance ASAP to help you evaluate (and hopefully solve) the issue.
Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.
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